The quilting community is as diverse as humanity itself. While there are a few men here and there, women dominate the scene, but the women span all the personality types and quirks. Many like to cook and other homemaking activities, others abhor anything involving a pan or mop. Some are great-grandmothers, others in their early 20’s. You get the point.
Reading over the blogs, I usually find something in each person’s perspective I really appreciate – a sense of humor, a love of pets, real talent when quilting… something that inclines me to subscribe to their feed in Google Reader. And then, every rare once in awhile, I find someone who completely sucks me in from the first paragraph.
Someone such as The Bitchy Stitcher.
“Since our last Bitch Session (patent pending), I caught what I believe to be the Swine Cold and spent several days languishing on the sofa feeling sorry for myself. Once the Porcine Malaise had passed, I decided to finally bind the dreaded Ikea quilt.”
“The Porcine Malaise!!” “Languishing!” Oh, swoon – a blogger with a vocabulary.
A vocabulary and GHOSTBUSTERS REFERENCES!
“Now, about an hour into this project this afternoon, I get a comment on my last post from my virtual machine quilting mentor, who said, “The aim is just not to cross your lines.” And I thought, “TOO LATE, EGON SPENGLER!””
A vocabularly, Ghostbusters references, and Latin:
“WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. Leah pointed out that in order to use them for “regular” (for lack of a better word) they just need to be made larger and looser. Mea maxima culpa, Leah. ANYWAY. All I am trying to figure out is some goddamn stippling.”
Megan is well worth the trip over to blogspot. Enjoy!